Showing posts from June, 2014

SEE NO EVIL 2 Coming Later This Year, Direct-To-Video

We're getting a SEE NO EVIL 2 later this year, making its way straight to DVD and blu-ray.

A dose of Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN I/II, HATCHET II/III) is never a bad thing, either.
“Kane will return as the reclusive madman Jacob Goodnight, who rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel and goes after a group of medical students who fight to survive.“ Source: Bloody Disgusting

Don Mancini Talks CHUCKY 7 Again, Keeping The Tone Dark

We spoke to CHILD'S PLAY/Chucky creator Don Mancini a couple weeks back where he remained tight-lipped on the CHUCKY 7 matter, but that bird is beginning to sing in this new interview with Collider...
Is there a follow up to Curse of Chucky in the works? Will it follow the new, darker tone?

MANCINI: I am working on Chucky 7, yes.

FIONA DOURIF: Wow, he said it.

Is it going to take that darker path that Curse did?

MANCINI: Yes, it continues quite quickly on the last movie and Chucky bedevils [Fiona’s] character again. I'm also hoping that Alex Vincent will be brought back again, only in a much more expanded role this time around -- and not some post-credits love letter to the fans.

Source: Collider


Today we take a look at the surprisingly good HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST.  After the failed TV movie (HOME ALONE 4) that was to launch a TV series, this sequel is a breath of fresh air!

A family moves into a new home where the son believes the house is haunted.  Instead, there's a priceless painting hidden in the basement and a group of thieves is trying to break in and steal it -- but the boy's "ghost traps" thwart the would-be criminals at every turn.

My thoughts:
Honestly, I really enjoyed HOME ALONE 5.  It was far superior to the dreadful HOME ALONE 4 (but still not in the same ball park as the first three).


POINT BREAK Remake Now Filming

Principal photography has begun for the POINT BREAK remake starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey.
The film follows a young FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme sports athletes, striving to prove his theory that they are responsible for masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists that are devastating the world’s financial markets. Source: Moviehole

Henry Cavill On The Set Of BATMAN V SUPERMAN

A new picture has been released of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent on the set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE via Twitter by RMCTF.
A treat for a Monday morning for all our #HenryCavill fans. Henry is a great supporter of the @RM1664Challenge!
— RMCTF (@RMCTF) June 30, 2014

Colin Trevorrow Offers A Bloody Handprint For JURASSIC WORLD

A new, intriguing, image for JURASSIC WORLD has been released via director Colin Trevorrow on Twitter featuring a bloody handprint and a haunting caption: "Saturday, 4AM".
Saturday, 4AM.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 29, 2014

Akkad Talks HALLOWEEN 3D, Also Discusses Abandoned H3D

HALLOWEEN series producer Malek Akkad was recently interviewed and was asked about the abandoned HALLOWEEN 3D project that was to be directed by Patrick Lussier and written by Todd Farmer (the team behind MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D) and the direction of the newly announced HALLOWEEN 3D.

Here's what Akkad had to say regarding whether or not the new sequel will connect to the Rob Zombie films...
Will the potential Halloween 3D follow the characters from the Zombie franchise?

AKKAD: I can’t talk about it too much right now, but it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like. And here's what he had to say about the Lussier-Farmer HALLOWEEN 3D...
Why didn’t Halloween 3D happen with Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier.

AKKAD: Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The nex…

PACIFIC RIM 2 Coming April 2017

Guillermo del Toro is back in the saddle for PACIFIC RIM 2, with Zak Penn returning to help co-write the screenplay.  Legendary has slated the pic for an April 7, 2017 release.
Guillermo del Toro has committed to making a sequel to “Pacific Rim” with Universal scheduling the release on April 7, 2017.

Zak Penn will write the script with del Toro. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni once again produce alongside del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene. Jillian Share will exec produce.

“Pacific Rim 2,” which will be released in 3D and Imax, is the first title to land on the April 7, 2017, date. Source: Variety


The new teaser trailer for THE GUEST teases a neat little HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH homage/reference.  Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the heads up (and pic)!

Dermot Mulroney Joins INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3, Lead Role

Writer (and now director) Leigh Whannell posted via Twitter that Dermot Mulroney has been cast in a lead role in INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3.
HUGELY excited to officially announce that great actor/great human Dermot Mulroney has been cast as one of the leads in Insidious Chapter 3!
— Leigh Whannell (@LWhannell) June 25, 2014

New PREDATOR A Sequel, Not Reboot, Says Black

Reports from a few days back suggest that Shane Black's new PREDATOR film was going to be a straight-up re-whatever.  Now, Black himself confirms that it is not a reboot at all, but more of a true sequel, if anything. pretty awesome!
While the initial report said that Black’s new Predator film would be a reboot, Black tells us that he and Dekker see the project as definitely not a reboot, “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for The Monster Squad together. Indeed, the result of their previous collaboration makes th…

Rob Zombie Talks 31, New Halloween-Themed Horror Movie

Filmmaker and rocker Rob Zombie finally opens up about his new Halloween-themed horror movie 31.  He debunks all the myths/rumors of it being a Captain Spaulding prequel, a HALLOWEEN sequel, or even an IT remake.
You have a new horror movie coming up called 31…

31, yeah, because it takes place on October 31st.

In the teaser there are references to your past movies and the spooky clown does recall Captain Spaulding. Could this be something like a prequel?

No, it’s totally different. All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.

But is this clown recalling Captain Spaulding a coincidence?

Well, he doesn’t really look like him, I think. There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding. And what is in the movie…


There have been rumors over the past couple years that a sequel to KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE would see the light of day by 2016.  Those rumblings have since been squashed -- and filling their place are new words, directly from the creator, that if a sequel never comes to fruition that he'd love to get the property on TV via series.

Honestly, I think a series about KILLER KLOWNS would thrive on a network like SyFy or even possibly AMC (depending on how it's handled).
That said, Charles did tell me that there has been some talk about turning Killer Klowns into TV series, which has recently become the norm for popular horror films. He says he’d love to get it on a network, rather than go the web-series route, but again this is just something the brothers want to do, rather than something that is actually in the works. What do you think about the possibility of a KILLER KLOWNS TV series?

Source: iHorror

CHEERLEADER CAMP: TO THE DEATH Offers More Behind The Scenes Photos

The currently filming CHEERLEADER CAMP: TO THE DEATH has offered up two more behind the scenes photos.  And just judging by the atmosphere, I get the feeling this would be a super fun set to hang out on.

Producer and co-writer John Klyza (SLEEPAWAY CAMP IV) has his finger on the pulse of camp slashers, so wondering if CHEERLEADER CAMP 2 will deliver is sort of a no-brainer.

Be sure to check out the CHEERLEADER CAMP Facebook page!

Let's go to camp!

LEGENDS OF OZ Is A Giant Failing Flop, Loses $91M

I had a feeling that LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN was going to be a failure, but never did I see this coming.  It is now a sure-fire flop.  One of the biggest animated flops ever, actually.
TheWrap investigates a movie that raised $100 million from private and often novice investors, and made just $9 million at the box office

Last month the animated movie “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return” became one of the biggest computer graphic box office flops of all time, and was yanked from most theaters almost immediately.

Last weekend, it made just $36,408. Needless to say, there will not be a sequel.

Source: TheWrap

First MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Teaser, President Snow's Panem Address

The marketing for the THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY  PART 1 is about to go full-force.  And to kick things off, a teaser has been released featuring President Snow's Panem Address, titled "Together as One".

John Turturro Wants To Reprise BIG LEBOWSKI Character Jesus

Rumors have floated for a few years, but character actor John Turturro wants to reprise his BIG LEBOWSKI character "Jesus" in a spinoff in 2015.  That is, if he can get legal clearance.
Actor John Turturro, who played the colorful bowler named Jesus in The Big Lebowski, told a master class Saturday that — assuming he can get legal clearance — he'd like to reprise that role in a new film next year.

"If I can get the permission I need, I'd like to return to that role," he said to loud applause. Let's keep our fingers crossed that he gets the green light!

Source: THR

Complete EXORCIST Collection On The Way

There sure are a lot of horror franchise box sets coming out.  The newest series to get the treatment is THE EXORCIST.

Read on for the skinny...
Here it is.The scream of the crop. The scariest and most fascinating collection of movies in modern horror. At the center of these ultimate clashes between darkness and light are intrepid souls who dare to look evil in the eye and unsheathe the weapons of faith. The struggle begins with the trend-setting The Exorcist (presented it its original theatrical version and extended director's cut). Exorcist II: The Heretic and The Exorcist III bring added perspectives, blood-curdling visuals and shocks to the harrowing tale. And the two prequel stories (by two different directors) of Dominion/The Beginning enrich the original by revealing the amazing genesis of the battle between Father Merrin and humanity’s most insidious foe. The collection hits shelves and online retailers September 23.

Source: DVD Active

Shane Black To Direct PREDATOR Remake, Develop Story

IRON MAN 3 director Shane Black has been tapped to direct the PREDATOR remake for Fox.  Interesting considering Black turned down an offer to polish the original PREDATOR script back in 1986, but did agree to act in a small role.

Let's not forget that the franchise just got a sequel in 2010 with Robert Rodriguez's PREDATORS.
Black will write the treatment for the project, then will hand over scripting duties to Fred Dekker, his university chum with whom he wrote 1987’s Monster Squad. Black will oversee the writing and is also attached to direct. Black is a solid choice and should do just fine.

Source: THR

Complete LEPRECHAUN Blu-ray Collection Coming September 30

On September 30, the same day LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS hits, the entire series will be available for the first time ever on blu-ray!

The details:

• Leprechaun
• Leprechaun 2
• Audio commentary on Leprechaun by director Mark Jones
• Audio commentary on Leprechaun 2 by director Rodman Flender
• Making-of featurette on Leprechaun and Leprechaun 2 with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and photos

• Leprechaun 3
• Leprechaun 4: In Space
• Audio commentary on Leprechaun 3 and 4 by director Brian Trenchard-Smith
• Making-of featurette on Leprechaun 3 and 4 with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and photos

• Leprechaun In the Hood
• Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood
• Audio commentary on Leprechaun In the Hood by director Rob Spera
• Audio commentary on Leprechaun: Back 2 That Hood by director Steven Ayromlooi
• Making-of featurette on Leprechaun In the Hood and Leprechaun: Back 2 That Hood with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and photos

• Leprechaun:…


The anticipated second trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is here!

I think it's safe to say that the Mean Green Fighting Machine is back!

Four New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Character Posters, Exclusive Trailer Coming

Four new character posters for the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES reboot have been revealed via Facebook.  This was done through fan voting to promote a release for the new exclusive trailer -- which should be arriving any minute now...

Check out for more goodies!


The hype surrounding the new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES reboot from producer Michael Bay (and starring Megan Fox) is reaching an all-time high, so...let's have a look at 1993's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III.

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.

From Anonymous on IMDb

My thoughts:
Once again, this is one of those movies that I loved as a kid, even then knowing that the lack of Shredder was lame.  But now, looking back, this is clearly the weakest of the original three movies.  Jim Henson's work was sorely missed here.  I understand that the Shredder "died" at the end of TMNT2, and that new villains needed to be explored, but ancient Japan?  Really?  Although, it was nice to have Casey Jones back!



This new featurette for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES explains the "quantum leap" in FX from RISE to DAWN.

DAWN opens July 11.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 To Shoot Early 2015, Hopes Producer

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer wants to shoot PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 in early 2015.  Not much is currently know, but here's the not-so-lengthy tidbit...

You've Got a Face for Podcasting! Featuring Jess Hooker, Chick McGee, Elspeth Eastman, Rupert Bonehman

In this Indianapolis centric episode of Kind of Epic Show we talk to local legend and all around good guy, Rupert Boneham about Ruperts Kids. We talk to nationally syndicated radio host and fellow local podcasters The Off the Air Show in which we are podcast bombed by Colts Punter Pat McAfee And finally we speak with the inccredibly charming voice actress Ellspeth Eastman of Killer Instinct and Guns of Icarus. All recorded at this years Indy Pop Con. Before all that its been a week since our last Kind of Epic show and three weeks in real time so we talk about this years #E3 including the #Sony and #Nintendo press conferences. We also talk the horrible news of the Scoobie Doo reboot and TMNT movie still featuring Shredder and Splinter. All we can conclude is Shredder you got a face for podcasting and so do we.

Stallone Back For RAMBO 5, Press Release?

There appears to be a press release for RAMBO 5 floating around the net.  We were able to snag a snippet of the release and translate it to English, so excuse the broken grammar.  It's basically the plot we've been hearing about: Rambo goes up against a Mexican drug cartel to save a kidnapped American girl.
With "Rambo V" Sylvester Stallone returns to his signature role. This time he messes with the Mexican cartel. Stallone, who is also responsible for the screenplay, describes the new Rambo as his version of "No Country for Old Men." Producer is like the last "Rambo", Avi Lerner ("The Expendables 1-3"). Until official word comes, take this with a grain of salt.

Source: Splendid Medien AG

Harrison Ford's Injury Could Delay STAR WARS EPISODE VII

Rumors are beginning to swirl that Harrison Ford's broken leg may end up delaying the production of STAR WARS EPISODE VII.  Obviously there will be a slight delay at the least, but now we're talking month-long delays.
We're hearing via a number of sources that production on Episode VII could be delayed due to the severe nature of Harrison Ford's leg injury.

We understand a meeting was called this morning at Pinewood to discuss the situation, but the early word is that production of the film could be pushed back by a substantial amount of time. Source: Jedi News

DRACULA UNTOLD Trailer Released

The trailer for DRACULA UNTOLD, starring Luke Evans, has been released.  This new version of the famed vampire tells the origin story of the man who becomes Dracula.

Another PURGE: ANARCHY Trailer Gets Gritty

A new exclusive trailer (#2, if you're counting) for THE PURGE: ANARCHY has been released.  Like I've said multiple times thus far, this sequel looks sweeeeet...

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Details, Wonder Woman Wardrobe

Some interesting stuff on the BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE front: JoBlo has the skinny on Lex's motives and what Wonder Woman will be wearing!

Check it out...


There's a bunch of hype surrounding GHOSTBUSTERS III right now -- and quite frankly -- it's awesome.  So after a recent re-watch, today's sequel is 1989's GHOSTBUSTERS II!

Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed?

From David Thiel on IMDb

My thoughts:
There's a lot of love and hate for this movie, and understandably so.  Like GREMLINS/GREMLINS 2, this sequel has a much more family friendly…

ZOOLANDER 2 Won't Happen Anytime Soon

Any news on ZOOLANDER 2 has literally been years apart.  And the latest is that production isn't set to begin anytime soon, but the project is still very much in development.  So there is hope, but we'll just have to wait for it.
"The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for 10 years," he said, before a packed crowd that included Stiller's entourage of 20 staffers and family members. "But there are no plans to start production any time soon." Source: THR

Max Landis Tells His Version Of GHOSTBUSTERS III

I'll tell you one thing: Max Landis seems like a genuinely great guy.  Even though the rumors of him polishing the GHOSTBUSTERS III script have been debunked, he took to Twitter to tell what his idea of GB3 would have been...

Funny thing?  Landis' GB3 idea(s) are pure brilliance!
I don't know. I've thought a lot about Ghostbusters 3. But I'm kind of close on the Akroyd/Ramis side of things so it always felt weird.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 19, 2014
And I think the teams would be by modern-comedy clique; a Parks/Rec team, a Rogen/Franco team, a Kroll/Key/Peele team...
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 19, 2014
...But you keep the action, comedy, and emotion sincere. Witty, bluecollar guys who are the last people you'd want saving the world.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014
It's all very meta (creatively bankrupt Ghostbusters, no one wants the new team, the bad team are slick Michael Bay-versions of the GBs)...
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June…


The trailer for the [un]official sequel to RAGING BULL has been released.  This one, titled THE BRONX BULL, tells more of the story of real-life boxer Jake LaMotta.  The original starred Robert DeNiro as LaMotta, this one stars William Forsythe as The Bull.

Matthew McConaughey Not Returning For MAGIC MIKE XXL

Sorry, ladies.  But it's looking like Matthew McConaughey might not be back for MAGIC MIKE XXL.  Well, that seems to be what Gabriel Iglesias seems to think...

Scott Derrickson Tapped To Direct THE OUTER LIMITS Reboot

Scott Derrickon is soon to be a very busy man!  Not only has he signed to direct the comic book adaptation of DOCTOR STRANGE, but he will also be directing the reboot of THE OUTER LIMITS for MGM.  The movie will be based on the classic episode "Demon With a Glass Hand".

Derrickson will be re-teaming with his SINISTER co-writer C. Robert Cargill.
Scott Derrickson, the writer-director who just signed on to helm Doctor Strange, is tackling another storied genre property.

Derrickson is reuniting with his Sinister co-scribe, C. Robert Cargill, to write the big-screen take on the cult classic 1960s sci-fi TV series The Outer Limits for MGM. Source: THR

New EXPENDABLES 3 Trailer Arrives, Action Galore

The third trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 3 has been released.  If these movies are anything, they're fun!

DANIEL, A New Horror Short From Dream Seekers

Dream Seekers is back with an all new horror short titled DANIEL.  If you haven't checked out the work of Dream Seekers, then you're doing yourself a severe disservice.  One of their previous titles, LITTLE REAPER, is absolutely phenomenal and a definite must-watch!
DANIEL is a 3 minute paranormal horror short film about a boy hiding in a closet from a dangerous intruder, but is all what it seems?


With the recent news of an alternate, unused, storyline, it's only fitting that today's sequel is 1998's HALLOWEEN H20: TWENTY YEARS LATER!

On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time.

From Will on IMDb

My thoughts:
I was younger when H20 came out, and SCREAM was in the midst of its hay-day, so then, I really liked the SCREAM vibe that H20 gave off.  As an adult?  Not so much.  The movie really lacks a lot of the original themes and scores, which is a bummer, because HALL…


A whole big, giant list of sequels are slated for 2016 -- it might just be the year of the sequel...
For 2016, Ryan promised Paranormal Activity 5, a new take on Ben Hur directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the return of Eddie Murphy for Beverly Hills Cop, Transformers 5, GI Joe 3, Hansel and Gretel 2 and Star Trek 3. Source: THR

FRIDAY THE 13TH Reboot 2.0 Will Be 3D, Studio Confirms

It has been confirmed that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot will, in fact, be in 3D.  This will mark the first time since 1982's FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III that we'll get a dose of Jason Voorhees in the third dimension!
That marked the end of the clips and showreels before the screening of Transformers, with Ryan first listing a host of upcoming big-budget projects planned for the remainder of 2015, including Terminator: Genesis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the robot assassin; Friday the 13th in 3D; and Mission Impossible 5, directed by Chris McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise. Source: THR


DOCTOR STRANGE has found a writer in Jon Spaihts, who is also currently working on a reboot of THE MUMMY.  Spaihts has previously scripted PROMETHEUS, among others.
Marvel Studios is negotiating with Jon Spaihts to write the script for Doctor Strange, the franchise-launching film which will be directed by Scott Derrickson. Doctor Strange was hatched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko during that Marvel Comics heyday of the early 1960s. He’s a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing. Source: Deadline

TV: GOTHAM Gets A New Trailer, Meet The Penguin

A new trailer for Fox's GOTHAM has arrived and it gives us a pretty good look at what this incarnation of The Penguin is all about!


Behold, the final trailer for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!  I'm really liking the direction this movie seems to be headed, but I have one minor complaint about this trailer: it shows way too damn much!

First Photo Of Christian Grey From FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Released

The very first facial photo of Christian Grey in the adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY has been released via Focus Features.  So does Jamie Dornan fit your expectations of what you thought Mr. Grey would look like?
Focus Features released the first photo of Irish actor Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Wood's big screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” on Wednesday, offering a glimpse at all the hot, steamy, fully-clothed driving action that the movie promises. Source: TheWrap